Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Booky Advent Calendar Day 14: A Child of Books by Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers (Walker Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: A Child of Books, Booky Advent Calendar 2016, Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston, Walker Books
Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston have combined their colossal creative talent to write the perfect love letter to books.
Charlotte nodded as soon as she saw the cover of "A Child of Books" because she instantly recognised herself there. She is, indeed, a child of books and in this whirlwind journey you're joining the young girl in the story - just as you've joined Charlotte over the 6 years we've been writing this book blog - to discover the amazing worlds tucked between the pages of a really good story.
Mixing text from classic stories in with the book's minimalist but beautiful illustrations is a stroke of genius, concrete poetry for kids and what a great idea to do that (particularly in the end papers where we read through the massive list of stories there, noting which we'd read and hadn't read).
|We were both children of books too...so how could we fail to love this story!|
|Our favourite page spread, just LOOK at that scary beast!|
It's a feast for the eyes for sure, and a beautifully told homage to stories.
"A Child of Books" is out now, published by Walker Books (Kindly supplied for review)